Mail (May, 1998)

More on Depression and P
from Robert W.

Hi Ed: I have had psoriasis for about 4 years now. It started on the scalp and rapidly spread to over 35% of my body. While its impossible to be certain, I can't help but feel that my bout of P was triggered by stress from that period. I have often experienced depression also ... more so after the onset of P.

I have used some of the more popular anti-depressants including Prozac. Certainly these did something for me, if only giving me a somewhat artificial sense of well being. I would have to say that when I take it slow and try not to let things get to me, I don't flare as much.

I would welcome email from other people who would like to discuss this issue. My permanent email address is :

[email protected]

Thanks. -Robert


Ed's Response: [Readers: For other communications about depression and P, click on Archives and titles containing the word "Depression."] Robert, thanks for the feedback. I continue to be interested in the connections people make between depression, stress and P. -Ed

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